Lakes of the Clouds Trail

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Lakes of the Clouds Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Twin Mountain, New Hampshire that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2424 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Spectacular scenary, ravine climb The trail is generally level for the first 2 miles at which time you will arrive at the gem pool. The last mile is VERY steep. Only the last 3/10ths of a mile is very exposed to the wind but in inclement weather that can be too much! Please remember that this is not a good place to hike in the winter and that Mt Washington has claimed over 125 lives. If you must go, you must know what you are doing and how to save yourself.

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7 months ago

The summit was covered in the clouds. The entire hike was in the clouds. Temperatures were cool, and my hair and clothes filtered the water from the clouds. A very unique hike. I hope to do it again some day.

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11 months ago

Great hike, even with a little one. First 2 miles were a breeze. After the pool it is a climb. Feels like you gain all 200ft in elevation in that last mile. Still a great climb and the hut is always fun.

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Sunday, June 02, 2013

We hiked from the base station to the lakes in about two and a half hours, a very easy hike despite it being 84 degrees that day. Once we were nearing the tree line, there were large, slippery patches of snow and ice, which made the descent a bit difficult. Upon reaching the lakes, we still had plenty of time, and continued to the summit of Washington.
It was a very fun hike, and not incredibly difficult- the only bad part was the hot weather. There are several stream crossings and fabulous waterfalls.

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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The lakes sit about 1200 feet below Mt. Washington, the highest summit in the Northeast, and below the summit of Mt. Monroe. One can get a great views of the White Mountains and the Presidental Range from this spot. An AMC hut sits between the lakes to rest for an The lakes sit about 1200 feet below Mt. Washington. Advance reservations are preferred.